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Netherlands’ Synova appoints Jorg Kruger as chief executive officer

25th Jan 2022

Synova, an advanced technology firm focused on production of high value chemicals such as olefins and BTX from waste, has announced the appointment of Jörg Krüger as chief executive officer. He will be based in Maassluis where he will lead the planning, execution and evaluation of the Synova strategy. is an advanced recycling company from the...

BASF to build hexamethylene diamine (HMD) plant in France

24th Jan 2022

BASF decided to build a new hexamethylene diamine (HMD) plant in Chalampé, France. The new plant is set to increase BASF’s annual HMD production capacity to 260,000 metric tons. Production is expected to start in 2024. Furthermore, BASF will expand its polyamide 6.6 production in Freiburg, Germany starting 2022. BASF is a leading chemical from Germany.

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Eastman to invest $1 billion in French molecular recycling facility

21st Jan 2022

US’ Eastman has planned to invest up to $1 billion in a material-to-material molecular recycling facility in France. The facility would use Eastman's polyester renewal technology to recycle up to 160,000 metric tonnes annually of hard-to-recycle plastic waste that is currently being incinerated. Eastman is a global specialty materials company.

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US’ Origin & Mitsui to develop advanced carbon-negative chemicals

21st Jan 2022

Origin Materials, the world’s leading carbon negative materials company with a mission to enable the world’s transition to sustainable materials, and Mitsui, a global leader in energy, machinery, chemicals, food, textile, logistics, finance, and more, has announced a strategic partnership to industrialise advanced carbon negative materials.

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US’ Ascend to build specialty chemicals plant in Lianyungang, China

20th Jan 2022

Ascend Performance Materials has announced that it has signed an investment agreement to construct a new hexamethylene diamine and specialty chemicals plant in Lianyungang, China in the Xuwei New Area Park. The new plant will be Ascend's first chemical production facility and the largest investment the company has made outside of the United States.

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US’ Sun Chemical to increase prices on inks, coatings, consumables

19th Jan 2022

US’ Sun Chemical will increase prices across its portfolio of packaging, commercial sheetfed and screen inks, coatings, consumables and adhesives in North America, effective immediately or as contracts allow. The inflationary cost movements continue to impact the entire spectrum of raw material inputs and packaging components for the ink industry.

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SKGC & PureCycle to open recycled polypropylene plant in South Korea

19th Jan 2022

SK geo centric (SKGC) and PureCycle Technologies, a US advanced recycling company revolutionising plastic waste, have signed a non-binding head of agreement to open Asia’s first recycled polypropylene (PP) plant in Ulsan, South Korea. The facility is expected to have an annual capacity of 60,000 tons and an expected completion at the end of 2024.

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BPCL’s SAP demonstration plant at Kochi Refinery inaugurated

18th Jan 2022

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited’s (BPCL) Super Absorbent Polymer technology (SAP) demonstration plant of 200 tonne per annum at the Kochi Refinery was inaugurated recently. Commencement of SAP production at the refinery could result in setting up of ancillary industries in the vicinity including at the KINFRA’s new Ambalamugal Petrochemical Park.

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US’ Sun Chemical acquires SAPICI high-performance adhesives company

17th Jan 2022

US’ Sun Chemical has acquired SAPICI, a leading company in high-performance polyurethanes for coatings, flexible packaging, industrial adhesives and more. Sun Chemical is a producer of packaging and graphic solutions, colour, and display technologies, functional products, electronic materials, and products for the automotive and healthcare industries.

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